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. shirley anne jackson, president of windsler polly technic institute since 199 . she served as the chair of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. she also has had an extensive career working in several prestigious physics laboratories, researching subatomic particles. dr. jackson earned her ph.d. in theoretical elementary particle physics from m.i.t. our final witness is dr. charles vest, president of the national academy of engineering. he was elected to this position in 2007 and is serving a six-year term. dr. vest also is the president emeritus of the massachusetts institute of technology and earned his ph.d. in mechanical engineering from the university of michigan. prior to his time in the academic world, dr. vest was vice chair of the u.s. council of competitiveness for eight years and a member of the president's committee of advisors on science and technology during the bush and clinton administrations. both dr. vest and dr. jackson were also distinguished members of the panel that authored the original 2005 national academy study "rising above the gathering storm." this study r
texas, ms. jackson lee, for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i have always had such great respect for this distinguished body. the holder and interpreter of democracy. the institution that proudly protects the constitution that was written by those who saw in this land this bright and shining sun, from sea to shining sea, enormous opportunity for freedom. so many people came to this nation and they came in many different ways. we don't carry the way we came into the future as much as the fact that we are grateful of the opportunity that this nation has given us. the nation has been able to turn the tide on embracing democracy in its fullest because of the constitution and the laws because we adhere to the three branches of government. so although my ancestors came to this nation in bondage and lasted for hundreds of years, slavery that has its remnants continuously as we move throughout society. there are now laws that can ensure no matter how you came to this country, n
trip abroad as secretary of state. earlier today, former rep jesse jackson pleaded guilty to using $750 million in campaign money for personal use. an attorney for the former congressman spoke briefly with reporters out of the district court. here's a look. >> obviously this has been a very difficult morning for all of us who care about jesse jackson. it was a morning that had become. those in court saw that he did precisely that. he had to come to terms for conduct for the people that care about him. the process that begins now is about explaining that conduct. the way we will do it, it will not be on the courthouse steps. it will not be on over winfrey, no offense to oprah winfrey. it will be with lawyers, court documents, evidence, witnesses, and arguments. i hope you all respect that. there is reason for optimism. a man that talented and devoted to public service, who has done so much for so many, there will be another chapter in the life of jesse jackson. a chapter for the people that care about us. i will answer a question i have seen many times. the turns out that he had serious
texas, ms. sheila jackson lee, as much time as she may consume. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman for vutch -- very much and thank him for convening this bold, historic special order. it's historic because it's led by the honorable john conyers, who has walked the historic steps that generated the actual passing of the voting rights act of 1965. i think it is appropriate to put on the record again as we've done often, that mr. conyers is the only elected firm, certainly member of the united states congress that can claim that they were endorsed by dr. martin luther king jr. i know that the honorable bobby scott and myself admire that and have benefited from the deep knowledge that john conyers has on these important issues. i would offer in my brief commentary this afternoon, to try to track the vitality of the voting rights act in a series of re-authorizations, that people can actually see that this is not legislation of whiners, this is not legislation that is not in love with america, does not believe in the freedom of america's values and choice and being able to vote unencumb
argued about it. there was a second bank of the united states that was created. andrew jackson basically ended its charter. there's a long history of mistrust in parts of the united states about the central bank and what it does. back in the jefferson and hamilton days, a lot of the farm state bankers did not trust the first bank of the united states. there is a federal reserve board in washington made up of seven governors and chairman who is ben bernanke. then there are 12 regional fed banks. they're all part of this federal reserve system. the regional fed bank, every chartered bank of the united states has to pay in capital to the federal reserve banks and in return they get a dividend. but these are not banks the way we think of commercial banks. the federal reserve bank of new york is not like citigroup out there trying to earn big profits to return to shareholders. their job is to manage the money supply. it is also to be a lender of last resort in a crisis, which is what the federal reserve did in 2007. when there is a run on a bank, when depositors flee the banking system becaus
jackson. please stand and be recognized. [applause] i want to turn the podium back over to senator george mitchell. >> years ago, when bob dole, howard baker, tom daschle, and i gathered to establish the bipartisan by -- bipartisan policy center, we were dismayed to the extent to which our political process appeared to be in gridlock as a consequence of excessive partisanship and ideological posturing. that concern is heightened today. i frequently cite the example of the presidential campaign of 1800 when jefferson supporters called president adams a hermaphrodite, lacking, they said, the strength of a man or the gentleness of a woman. supporters said that its jefferson were elected, robbery, rape, and murder would be openly taught and practiced in our country. it was rough and tough when we were there, but it has gotten proper and tupper today. we at the bipartisan policy center believe it is possible that men and women with strongly held different political philosophies can come together in good faith to try and deal in a responsible way through principled compromise with the major pro
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